September has been a busy month, one of those periods when we have to start thinking about new projects which may or may not happen. We start research, discuss spaces and hope the client will raise the necessary funding. We will certainly be working on an Arms and Armor exhibition for a private client explaining and showing exactly how things worked. Mostly artwork and diagrams to accompany surviving pieces with clear explanatory texts. It’s a fascinating challenge but we have already done most of our homework over the past few years. When handling original pieces of arms and armor we are always amazed at the skill and craftsmanship involved to produce even the simplest pieces.
The finished William Dampier figure now stands in the Ueberseemuseum Bremen, Germany (photo supplied by the museum).